Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Birthday Present for Miss A

My friend Jill's daughter, Miss A, is about to turn 3.  She is adorable and she LOVES to wear dresses (and only dresses, pants just won't do it) and pink!!!  We're still trying to figure out how that happened because Jill only wears dresses when she's going somewhere special and she is NOT a pink girl!

Jill, her husband, and Miss A are all dog lovers, in fact, they have their very own herd of sweet, gigantic dogs at home.  Three German Shephards and a Golden Retriever to be exact.

When I saw this adorable dog fabric, I knew I had to make Miss A something.  Fortunately, her birthday is just around the corner.

I used See & Sew Pattern B5199.  I love this pattern!  It's cute, it's fast, and it's easy!  I made dress B but I shortened it slightly and added a ruffled  band to the bottom with a cotton ric-rac trim.  I highly recommend this pattern, even for beginners (hint, hint, Courtney)!

I also added a bow made with the pink contrast fabric.  A bow tip: when you get your bow tied perfect, place it on the dress and sew through the center so that it can't come untied in the wash.

Miss A in her dress!  She is such a cutie and funny to boot!

Happy sewing,

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Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses

To cute! I love that fabric and ric-rac! Where did you find it?


I purchased the fabric and ric-rac at City Craft in Dallas. They have a shoppable website. Both the fabric and ric-rac are Michael Miller prints.


I love that fabric! My daughter, who is obsessed with dogs (and cats, too) would love it! Such a cute dress.